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Oregon Repertory Singers is a premier choral arts 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 1974. We consist of a professional-caliber adult choir that performs three annual programs, and an education- and performance-based youth choir music program unmatched in the region for children ages 4-18.
The Oregon Repertory Singers Adult Choir presents repertoire both rare and recognizable, encompassing a multitude of eras, languages and musical styles. With over 90 members, our close community of singers comes from all walks of life and many different communities throughout NW Oregon and SW Washington. We are both experienced and versatile, performing a wide variety of programming that promotes music from the newest generation of great composers alongside celebrated choral masterworks and music from other cultures and countries. Our performances leave audiences inspired and breathless.
The Oregon Repertory Singers Youth Choirs were established in 1994 to provide music education and choral performance opportunities for children (ages 4 to 18) in the greater Portland and SW Washington areas. We know that children who sing in choirs do better in school, make friends and build skills that benefit them throughout their lives. Our fun and engaging program uses the Kodaly method to teach students to sing what they see and write what they hear. The youth choirs, including four age-appropriate co-ed choirs and two specialized groups, perform several entertaining concerts throughout the year.
Enriching our community through choral music
Responsibly develop Oregon Repertory Singers to expand our diversity in choirs, repertoire, and audiences.
Oregon Repertory Singers promotes and elevates choral music of the highest quality and provides the opportunity for singers to express and improve their artistry.
Breadth & accessibility of repertoire
Our choirs perform works across the ages of choral music and cultures. We revive rarely performed gems and champion newer works to be heard by an expanding audience.
Our youth choirs learn to sing what they hear and write what they sing. In the adult choir, the breadth of repertoire encourages learning of languages and cultures. Audiences are then invited to broaden their experience.
Share passion, joy and inspiration of choral music
In choral music we embrace beauty in harmony and touch the hearts and souls of our audiences,our community. In doing so we tell the many stories of our humanity.
We are strongest when we welcome all who share a passion for choral music. We are committed to our choirs and audience reflecting our world.